Recently, the Atlanta Hawks just traded away one of their best players. Kyle Korver, one of the best three point shooters in the NBA was recently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This has left a major hole in the Hawks lineup.
Korver will go down as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history and a player the Hawks looked to for a spark. While Korver has struggled to find his role in a Cavs uniform, the Hawks have struggled to find a replacement.
Although Atlanta received Mike Dunleavy, another great three-point shooter, Dunleavy has been plagued by injuries this season. But finding a great three-point shooter like Korver is a very difficult task. But if the Hawks can make this move before the deadline, they will have found a perfect replacement.
Kyle Korver was averaging 9.2 points for Atlanta before being traded. While this number seems low, Korver was still a vital asset for the Hawks. Without him, the Hawks are missing a three point shooter who can possibly come off the bench or be a starter who can be vital for other players like Dennis Schroder and Paul Millsap.
It’s no question that the Hawks need to make a move before the deadline. But the question is who will they trade for? The answer very well might be Jamal Crawford.
Jamal Crawford is having a great season for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is averaging 11.8 points a game coming off the bench. Crawford is most easily one of the best bench players in the game and is being targeted by a lot of teams during the deadline.
While Crawford has admitted that he is worried about trade rumors, a reunion with the Hawks might possibly be in his future. Crawford played for Atlanta for two seasons and averaged 16.1 points a game.
While Crawford has gotten older and is not the same player, he is still one of the most talented players to watch. In order to make this trade, the Hawks will need to trade a forward which is what the Clippers are looking for.
To get Crawford, the Hawks will need to trade a player like Mike Scott or even Thabo Sefolosha. This may be a risky move, but the Hawks could play Kent Bazemore at forward and Crawford at guard. If Atlanta makes this move this could be a lineup that could carry them through the playoffs.